Category Archives: Snacks

No Bake Banana-Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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I’ve been on a banana kick lately. I just can’t get enough of them. Does that ever happen to you? I. Crave. Bananas! Banana bread. Vana-rama Smoothie. Banana and Greek Yogurt. So, when I discovered Nothing But Banana, Flattened at … Continue reading

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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Spinach Dip

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Do you have friends or co-workers with those challenging dietary restrictions… like gluten free, dairy free, raw foods only, vegan?  Ever wonder what to take to a work party or social event that everyone can eat? Well, here it is… … Continue reading

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Bob’s Red Mill Hearty Whole Grain Bread Mix

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Caroline is gluten- and dairy-intolerant. I am not. But when I needed a quick and filling lunch on-the-go yesterday, she served me the most delicious, hearty, crunchy bread that is both gluten- and dairy-free. Instead of wheat flour, it’s made … Continue reading

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Curry Turkey Salad Sliders

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Happy post-Thanksgiving eating, everyone. Yes, it’s time  for leftovers and a trip to the gym. But first a HUGE congratulations to WSU for wining the Apple Cup yesterday. After 8 straight loses, the season ended on a positive note and … Continue reading

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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I forgot to mention pumpkin carving in my last post: Spooky Halloween Treats. No, I didn’t. I was listing the things I like about Halloween, and pumpkin carving is not one of them. I enjoy getting the viral messages with … Continue reading

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Cheddar Cornmeal Crackers

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  Cheddar Cornmeal Crackers Print Recipe type: Appetizer Author: A Passionate Plate Serves: 10-12 Ingredients 1½ cups flour ½ cup cornmeal 1 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt ½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp baking soda ½ cup butter, cold, cut … Continue reading

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Parmesan Thyme Crackers

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Parmesan Thyme Crackers 5.0 from 2 reviews Print Recipe type: Appetizer Author: A Passionate Plate Serves: 12 Keep this dough in your freezer for a quick and special treat when a friend stops by for a glass of wine! Ingredients … Continue reading

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Springtime Hummus with Artichoke and Lemon

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My lovely friend, Cara, recently took a fabulous family vacation to Italy.  Her kids are SO lucky!  I’m lucky, too, because she brought back some of the most delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil and she was kind enough to share … Continue reading

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Ski Weekend Power Bars

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  Today is a day I look forward to all year… it’s the start of our annual Girls Weekend Ski Trip. This year we’re staying in the Cascades near Stevens Pass at a 100-year-old historic farmstead – complete with horses … Continue reading

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Kale, Banana and Apple Smoothie

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  We were at the store last night and I said to Toby, “I need to get some kale”.  He demanded to know what I needed it for, as if I was going to sneak it into something and not … Continue reading

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Antioxidant Protein Smoothie

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I received an interesting fortune in my cookie yesterday.  It read, “Your place in the path of life is in the driver’s seat.”  I say interesting because it directly relates to a conversation Mary and I had this week regarding … Continue reading

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